Sunday, 30 November 2014

Dreadmaker Directory: Australasia

Here on Lazydreads.com I try to provide all the tools necessary to allow anyone to start dreadlocks. For some people this means guides and video tutorials, but for others it comes in the form of the ability to connect with experienced dreadlock makers in their area.

Starting dreadlocks, especially for the first time, can be quite a scary endeavour and some people prefer the comfort of having the process started by someone who has experience. Below you will find a list of dreadmakers from around the world, along with the methods they use, their level of experience and their contact details.

The information on this page has been provided by the dreadmakers. While I try my best to only include appropriate entries it is up to you to make sure that the dreadmaker you choose is capable of providing the assistance which you are looking for - it's your hair, make sure you're 100% happy with what you're getting BEFORE you move forward. For more information you may wish to check my Salon Vs Homemade video.



Australia


Name: Tangled Locs
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Method(s) Used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet hook
Since: 2009
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: tangledlocs@gmail.com

Name: Dreadlocks Naturally
Location: Nimbin, NSW
Method(s) Used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet hook
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: Dreadlocks Naturally
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Empress Dreadlocks
Location: Tweed Heads, NSW
Method(s) Used: interlock, palm roll
Since: 2016
Website/Page link: Empress Dreadlocks
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Rachey
Location: Western Sydney & Blue Mountains, NSW
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2012
Website/page link: Facebook
Other contact details: TCDreadlocks@gmail.com

Name: Boho Dreads
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Method(s) Used: crochet hook
Since: 2009
Website/Page link: Boho Dreads
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Lock 'N' Load Dreadlocks
Location: Cairns, QLD
Method(s) Used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2009
Website/Page link: Lock 'N' Load Dreadlocks
Other contact details: 0412923850

Name: Authentically Me Dreadlocks
Location: Eumundi, QLD
Method(s) Used: crochet weaving, twist & rip
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: Authentic Dreads
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Tyson Pitt
Location: Redland Bay, QLD
Method(s) Used: twist & rip
Since: 2014
Website/Page link: n/a
Other contact details: tysonpitt123@gmail.com

Name: Obsessive Compulsive Dreadlocks
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2008
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: ocdlox@gmail.com

Name: Ryan
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Method(s) used: backcomb, twist & rip, crochet hook
Since: 2012
Website/Page link: Facebook

Name: Blackberries Hair Design
Location: Perth, WA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet, interlock, twist & lock, sister locs, extensions
Since: 1982
Website/Page link: Blackberries
Other contact details: 0414 745 866

Name: Locked Up Dreadlocks
Location: Perth, WA
Method(s) used: crochet hook
Since: 2010
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: ocdlox@gmail.com

Name: Obsessive Compulsive Dreadlocks
Location: Perth, WA
Method(s) used: backcomb, crochet hook
Since: 2008
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: ocdlox@gmail.com


Guam

Name: Vito Guerrero
Location: Mangilao
Method(s) used: backcombtwist & rip
Since: 2013
Website/Page link: Facebook
Other contact details: 632-1245


New Zealand

Name: The Octopus Head Tour
Location: North Island
Method(s) used: crochet
Since: 2009
Website/Page link: Facebook

Name: Ali Thompson
Location: Tauranga
Method(s) used: backcomb and crochet
Since: 2008
Website/Page link: Dread Fixations
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: Jazu Collective
Location: Tauranga
Methods used: backcombtwist & rip, crochet, extensions
Since: 1995
Website/Page link: Jazu Collective
Other contact details: Facebook

Name: The Dread-Full Woman
Location: Kapiti/Wellington
Methods used: backcomb, crochet, knit
Since: 2008
Website/Page link: The Dread-Full Woman
Other contact details: Facebook

This list is constantly being added to and updated. If you would like to add your details email your:
Name:
Location:
Methods used:
Since:
Website/Page link:
Other contact details:

to lazydreads@live.co.uk

Please note: I will not list dreadmakers who use wax.